Sunday, March 1, 2015

You Like Us, You Really Like Us...

We really hate to pimp, however, if you would all be so kind as to like the Love Lion Facebook page, we would 'preciate it. There will be some activity this year and we want to keep you informed on all of our social sites. 

THOU To Play Roadburn Festival 2015

New Orleans/Baton Rouge group Thou are included on the bill for one of the biggest metal festivals this year, Roadburn in Tilburg, The Netherlands. The 4 day festival also features heavy hitters Enslaved, Goblin, EYEHATEGOD, Acid Witch, Nephilim, and too many others to list. 

Implodes "Reverser" 12" Shipping Now

Implodes Reverser will be presented as a 45 rpm 12″ with a download code included. The album was mastered by Chicago Mastering service and pressed by Gotta Groove Records in Cleveland, OH. It is limited to 375 copies on black, opaque purple/pink blend, and transparent gold vinyl. 

Look for Implodes back catalog on the Kranky site. 

1 Out Of Reach 04:00 
2 Lazy Skull 06:41 
3 Don't Leave The House 04:19 
4 Reverser 05:42


Monday, December 29, 2014

Sisters In Christ Records & Tapes

Big congratulations to Bryan Funck and the guys in Thou. They've had a great year with their record Heathen (Gilead Media) and Bryan opened a record shop called Sisters In Christ in New Orleans. Go. Listen.

Bryan Funck & Michael Moises

Sisters In Christ 
4920 Freret Street 
New Orleans, LA 70115 

Noon - 6p Everyday  
...until the end of time

Thursday, December 11, 2014

BEST OF 2014


It has been a real pleasure getting to meet so many new musicians and friends this year. Cheers to Angel, Stewart and Josh, my companions on 2014's travels and music-making. As many albums as I may have missed this year, I feel like this list is a nice representation of what I heard and saw. 

More than ever, I am excited to hear what music will be made next year. The ever present injustices in Palestine, protests in Ferguson, immigration, looming environmental concerns and racism in our justice system are all ripe for conversation and evaluation. I feel like our collective consciousnesses are tuned in and ready to respond with not only activism but also music. I can't wait to hear what you have to say 2015. 

To my tramp-iest year yet. 



Viet Cong - Cassette (Mexican Summer)
Rodrigo Amarante - Cavalo (Rough Trade) 2013
Angel Olsen - Burn Your Fire For No Witness (Jagjaguwar)
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Piano Nights (Pias)
Lord Mantis - The Death Mask (Profound Lore)
Only Lovers Left Alive OST (ATP)
Flying Lotus - You're Dead (Warp)
Grouper - Ruins (Kranky)
Music Blues - Things Haven't Gone Well (Thrill Jockey)
Pure X - Angel (Fat Possum)
COIN – Inside Palace (Opal Tapes)
The Paperhead - Africa Avenue (Trouble In Mind)
Loops Haunt - Exits (Black Acre)
Morbus Chron - Sweven (Century Media)
Zath - Black Goat Razor 7" (Drag City)
Ryley Walker - All Kinds of You (Tompkins Square)
Sharon Van Etten - Are We There (Jagjaguwar)
Amen Dunes - Love (Sacred Bones)
Cian Nugent & The Cosmos - Born With the Caul (No Quarter)
Spooky Black (Lil Spook) - Black Silk (self-release)
Mac Demarco - Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
Toupée - Yeehaw Grandma 7" (Lake Paradise Records)
Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles (Numero Group)
Courtney Barnett - The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas (Mom & Pop) 2013
Morgan Delt - s/t (Trouble in MInd)
Hailu Mergia - Tche Belew (Awesome Tapes From Africa)


Craig Leon - Nommos/Visiting (RVNG)
Lambchop - Nixon (Merge)
Heron - s/t (Mapache)
Icecross - s/t (Rockadrome)
Del Shannon - The Further Adventures of Charles Westover (Trouble In Mind Records)
Orange Juice - Rip It Up (Domino)


Judas Priest - Fun Fun Fun
Lauryn Hill - Vega, Copenhagen
Kelela - SXSW
Guerilla Toss - SXSW
Thee Oh Sees - La Route du Rock
William Tyler - Transfigurations
Juana Molina - Primavera
Grouper - Primavera
Slint - El Rey, L.A.
Pharmakon - Baby’s All Right, NYC
Danafest - Foo Bar Too, Nashville
Marissa Nadler/ Rodrigo Amarante - Le 106, Rouen
La Luz - Euro buds
Courtney Barnett - Fun Fun Fun
A$AP Rocky - Capitol Hill Block Party
The War On Drugs - Picathon
Jonathan Richman - Picathon
Mac Demarco - Øya
Kevin Morby - Great American Music Hall
FKA Twigs anything
Angel Olsen 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Angel Olsen Tour 2014


Pardon the absence of releases, however, I am supporting Angel Olsen on her tour around the globe. Check out the dates on her page,, and come out to a show in your favorite city!


Le Poisson Rouge, February 20, 2014
Photo by Emily Elhaj

Thursday, December 5, 2013

BEST OF 2013


Grouper - The Man Who Died In His Boat (Kranky)
Yo La Tengo – Fade (Matador)
Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (Fire)
Asia Argento – Total Entropy (Nuun)
Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door (Reprise)
Cindy Lee - Tatlashea (Isolated Now Waves) 2012
Power Trip – Manifest Decimation (Southern Lord)
Broadcast – Berberian Soundtrack (Warp)
My Bloody Valentine – MBV (Self-released)
Voivod – Target Earth (Century Media)
Fielded – Ninety Thirty Thirty (Captcha)
Ken Camden - Space Mirror (Kranky)
Total Control – EP (Home Loan)
Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is the Devil (Zoo Music)
Streetwalker – Future Fusion (Cititrax)
Lace Curtain – DFA EP
David Bowie – The Next Day (Columbia)
Cough Cool - “29” (Bathetic)
Matt Duncan – Soft Times (Hop Hop)
The Drum – Contact (Audraglint)
Dog Man – Dream Date OST (Love Lion)
Barnett & Coloccia – Retrieval (Blackest Ever Black)
Marisa Anderson – Mercury (Mississippi/Change)
Troller – s/t (Holodeck) 2012
The Delfonics - Adrian Younge Presents (Wax Poetics)
Jacco Gardner – Cabinet of Curiosities (Trouble In Mind)
Forest Swords – Engravings (Tri Angle)
The Besnard Lakes - Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO (Jagjaguwar)
Dean Blunt – Redeemer (Hippos In Tanks)
Acteurs – s/t (Public Information)
Kelela – Cut 4 Me (Fade to Mind)
Oozing Wound – Retrash (Thrill Jockey)
The Cairo Gang – Tiny Rebels (Empty Cellar)
Heavy Times – Fix It Alone (Hozac)
Gorguts – Colored Sands (Season of Mist)
Circuit Des Yeux - Overdue (Ba Da Bing)
Blouse – Imperium (Captured Tracks)
Félicia Atkinson - With Her Own Hands (Shelter Press)
M.I.A. – Matangi (Interscope)
Gabriel Saloman - Soldier’s Requiem (Miasmah)
7 Days Of Funk – s/t (Stones Throw)
Arve Henriksen - Places Of Worship (Rune Grammofon)


MU - s/t (Guerssen)
Vangelis - Blade Runner (Audio Fidelity)
Atheist - Piece of Time (Season of Mist)
The Walker Brothers - Nite Flights (Tizona)
Icecross  - s/t (Rockadrome)
Roky Erickson – Evil One (Light in the Attic)
Twin Peaks/Eraserhead Soundtracks (Sacred Bones)


The Hecks/ Mayor Daley/ Miami Dolphins – Medusa, Minneapolis
Bomb Banks/ Mr. 666/ Diva 93 – Empty Bottle
Yo La Tengo – The Vic
Enslaved – Reggie's
Guardian Alien/ Kria Brekkan – St. Ferdinand, New Orleans
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Chicago Theater
Black Angels – Reckless Records
Fleetwood Mac - United Center 
Cave – El Marney
Pissed Jeans – Empty Bottle
Sweet Cobra – Dark Lord Day, 3 Floyd's Brewery
Villages/ Nest Egg – Broadways, Asheville
Backyard BBQ – Ottoman Empire
Broken Water – Empty Bottle
Jody/ Inc. - Empty Bottle
Silver Apples - The Owl
Savages – Metro
Rotted Tooth Festival – Situations
Angel Olsen – Lincoln Hall
Mayor Daley, The Hecks, Larry Wish, Mar Habrine, Homebirth, XXXPRESSIONXXX – Menglekoch, Minneapolis
White Poppy/ Cindy Lee – Remington Gallery, Vancouver
Goblin – The Metro
My Bloody Valentine – Aragon Ballroom
Eyehategod – Cobra Lounge
Absu – Cobra Lounge
Guerilla Toss/ Wishfgift/ Toupee/ Blanche Blanche Blanche - Club Rectum
Kranky Twenty Festival - Empty Bottle/ Constellation/ Lincoln Hall


Public Information 
Death Waltz 
Tri Angle